No cases of “flesh-eating” bug from Japan: DDC

No cases of "flesh-eating" bug from Japan: DDC

No cases of necrotising fasciitis, a rare bacterial infection that spreads quickly in the body and can lead to death, have been found in Thailand this year, according to the Department of Disease Control ( DDC ), which added that it is closely monitoring the situation in Japan and Thailand.

The DDC responded yesterday to a worrying rise in cases of the “flesh-eating” condition in Japan by stating that while Japan is looking into the exact cause, some think its easing of Covid-19 prevention measures may be one of the causes.

Covid- 19 reduction measures even function flawlessly in preventing this bacterial infections, according to the DDC. The most prevalent cause of the disease is Group A Streptococcus ( Group A strep), according to the DDC. There are more than 200 different types of bacteria that may cause necrotizing pseudoscience.

According to the DDC, 106, 021 necrotising plantar infections were recorded from 2019 to the end of last year, adding that 1, 048 individuals died.

The mortality rate in Thailand fell considerably last year to 27.35 per 100, 000 people, from 32.5 earlier, while the number of cases generally peaks between June and July of every year, said the DDC.

Necrotising plantar is a serious condition that necessitates medical care, and antibiotics and surgery are normally the first line of defense if a physician suspects a patient has necrotising fasciitis.

In Thailand’s disease surveillance system, red disease, which is classified as a condition under security under the 2015 Communicable Diseases Act, is recognised as a warning sign of probable Group A Streptococcus disease, said the DDC.

While the scarlet fever rash itself is not harmful, it is an indicator of Group A Strep disease, which can progress to invasive diseases, including necrotising fasciitis or toxic shock syndrome, and be fatal if left untreated, the DDC added.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported last week that there were 517 infections spread across the country and 88 cases of the infection had been reported in addition to the capital’s 88 last year.